One dead in a truck and car collision on R34 Melmoth Road, KwaZulu-Natal

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A truck and car had collided on the R34 Melmoth Road, causing the car to overturn multiple times as well as the truck to catch on fire.
A truck and car had collided on the R34 Melmoth Road, causing the car to overturn multiple times as well as the truck to catch on fire.

One person was killed, and two others were injured on Friday morning following a collision between a truck and a small car on R34 Melmoth Road in KwaZulu-Natal.

Craig Botha, spokesperson for Kwazulu Private Ambulance Service, said when emergency services arrived at the accident scene on Friday morning, they found that a truck and car had collided, causing the car to overturn multiple times as well as the truck to catch on fire.

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A truck and car had collided on the R34 Melmoth Road, causing the car to overturn multiple times as well as the truck to catch on fire.

Botha said paramedics quickly assessed the scene and found that three people were injuries.

“Two occupants sustaining injuries ranging from minor to serious. The third occupant sadly sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to their injuries before emergency services could arrive,” he said.

The injured people were taken to hospital. Botha said the cause of the collision is not known but authorities are investigating.

He added that the road will be obstructed while the scene is cleared.

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